Section I. OPERATING PROCEDURES
2-1. Operating Procedures. Before the power plant generators are started and operated, the power plant
is towed to a worksite and installed. Installation instructions are provided in paragraph 4-2. Instructions for
dismantling the power plant for movement are given in paragraph 4-3.
a. Generator Set Operating Procedures. Detailed prestarting, startup, operating and shutdown procedures for
the generator sets can be found on the Operating Instructions data plate located on the right hand side of each
generator set control cubicle, and in the generator set technical manual, TM 5-6115-585-12.
Do not operate power plant until it is properly grounded (paragraph 4-2, b). Serious injury
or death by electrocution can result from operating an ungrounded generator set.
Operating noise level of generator sets can cause hearing damage. Ear protectors, as
recommended by medical or safety officer, must be worn when working near power plant.
To avoid damage to equipment, make certain of voltage, frequency, and phase
requirements of load connected to generator sets.
Make sure generator set circuit breakers and switch box rotary switch are in OFF position
Before starting generator set, do your Before PMCS as described in table 3-2.
b. Switch Box Operating Procedures.
(1) Single generator set operation. Use the switch box to operate only one generator set as follows:
Make sure power and ground cables are connected to generator set and switch box.
Turn generator set on and bring it up to rated speed, voltage and frequency. (Refer to
Close generator set circuit breaker (move to ON position).
Turn rotary switch on switch box to GEN 1 or GEN 2 position, as applicable.